Rajbhar in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 4

Subgroup Name Population
Dhelphoria 400
Khulohat 400
Musahar 400
Suoposh 400

Introduction / History

The Rajbhar people are among the original peoples in South Asia. They have low status in Hindu society. Most of the Rajbhar people live scattered throughout India’s northern and eastern states, but a smaller number live either in Bangladesh or Nepal. One report says they also have a large community in India’s state of Uttar Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Agriculture is their main work. Many of them work for other people. The more fortunate ones among them are shop owners. They are not vegetarians, but rice is their staple food. The only meat they will not eat is beef because of their Hindu beliefs. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property. They do not condemn sexual immorality. Marriages are usually monogamous, unless the first wife approves him taking a second wife. When a spouse dies, the widowed is allowed to remarry. They have a community council to look after their needs and to settle their disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all are Hindu. Traditionally they were especially devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Today they worship many Hindu gods and participate in festivals like Holi and Diwali. They fear evil spirits so much that some will sacrifice a pig to protect themselves from harm.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rajbhar people need to have the chance to live life to the full through a relationship with Jesus Christ (John 10:10).


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Rajbhar in India.

* Pray that the community leaders come to Jesus Christ and help to start a movement to Christ among this entire people group. * Pray for a spiritual breakthrough that will lead hundreds to Jesus Christ. * Pray for workers to take the precious gospel to the Rajbhar communities in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Rajbhar
People Name in Country Rajbhar
Population this Country 73,000
Population all Countries 85,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Batai; Bhar; Bhat; Brahmabhat; Lajjhar; Mandal; Raghubansi; Raghvi; Raghvi Raghuvansi; Rai; Rajjhar; Ramavat; राजभर
People ID 17930
ROP3 Code 113416
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
22,000
Uttar Pradesh
20,000
Bihar
14,000
Maharashtra
8,200
West Bengal
7,100
Jharkhand
1,800
Chhattisgarh
800
Tripura
40
Andaman and Nicobar
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Madhya Pradesh 22,000
  Uttar Pradesh 20,000
  Bihar 14,000
  Maharashtra 8,200
  West Bengal 7,100
  Jharkhand 1,800
  Chhattisgarh 800
  Tripura 40
  Andaman and Nicobar 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bengali
20,000
Bhojpuri
20,000
Maithili
1,900
Primary Language Hindi (31,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 20,000
  Bhojpuri 20,000
  Maithili 1,900
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.11 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.89 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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